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Jenell Leonard assumes the helm of the 40-year-old PR firm; Tom Shields transitions to Senior Advisor

Tom Shields and Jenell Leonard today announced the ownership transition and new office location of Marketing Resource Group, commonly known as MRG.

“I have had an extremely exciting and satisfying career serving as the president and owner of MRG for the past 40 years,” said Tom Shields, former president of MRG, Inc. “I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work with some amazing clients on cutting edge issues. I’ve also been blessed to work with some of the best and brightest co-workers and I am excited about the future of MRG as I transition ownership of the company to Jenell Leonard. Jenell has the vision, passion and networks to lead the team and grow MRG now and in the future.”

Founded in 1979, MRG represents corporate, political, nonprofit, and private clients with interests in Michigan. MRG offers expertise in public affairs, communications, political campaign management, and public opinion survey research. This portfolio of work will continue under Leonard’s leadership along with the added services of fundraising and association management.

In addition to the business transition, MRG has also moved office locations. The firm is now located on the Garden Level of the Atrium Building located at 215 S Washington Square, Suite F, Lansing, MI 48933.

“It is an honor and privilege to assume the helm of MRG that has over four decades of experience in the public affairs arena,” said Jenell Leonard, owner MRG, LLC. “Transitioning into one of the only woman-owned PR firms in downtown Lansing, I look forward to continuing the legacy of MRG, adding new and improved services, and providing quality work to our clients. Our efforts will continue to prioritize integrity, collaboration, and results.”

For more information on MRG, LLC and the services provided by the firm, please visit or call the office at 517-372-4400.